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A riveting read

books Updated: May 08, 2010 01:01 IST
Girija duggal
Girija duggal
Hindustan Times
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Book: Delhi Durbar
Author: Krishan Partap Singh
Publisher: Hachette India
Price: Rs 195

The book comes with a bright red sticker on the cover that confidently proclaims: ‘Love it or your money back’. The publisher’s confidence seems well-founded — this is not a book you’d want to return after reading. This is a political drama centred around the impending threat to Indian democracy by an ex-military man. As his power struggle with the prime minister continues, Jasjit Singh Sidhu, a private banker, must fight a battle of the conscience. The author succeeds in maintaining the intrigue throughout the plot, resulting in a truly riveting read.